Ikegami, Munenobu (2009): Agricultural productivity and mortality: evidence from Kagera, Tanzania.
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We ask whether prime-age adult mortality due to HIV/AIDS decreases the endowment of knowledge for agricultural production in Kagera, Tanzania, reducing total factor productivity. We also quantify how much this negative effect contributes to the decrease in long-term household agricultural income growth compared to the contribution of decreased accumulation of productive assets; household members, land, and livestock. We find that prime-age adult mortality decreases the accumulation of knowledge stock as total factor productivity and the contribution of this negative effect to the decrease in agricultural income growth is larger than the contribution of decreased accumulation of each productive asset.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Agricultural productivity and mortality: evidence from Kagera, Tanzania|
|Keywords:||mortality, human capital, HIV/AIDS, agriculture, total factor productivity, Tanzania|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D9 - Intertemporal Choice and Growth
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture > Q12 - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O12 - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
|Date Deposited:||07. May 2009 00:22|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 21:59|
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